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    Sale 1915

    Antiquities

    6 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 184

    A ROMAN BRONZE STEELYARD WEIGHT

    CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A ROMAN BRONZE STEELYARD WEIGHT
    CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.
    In the form of a bust of Mercury, wearing his characteristic petasos, the upper surface stippled, the separately-made wings now missing, a fillet of ivy leaves in his wavy hair, knotted at the back, the ties falling along his shoulders, his oval face turned to his right, a mantle draped around his shoulders, a suspension loop above
    4¼ in. (10.8 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Acquired by the current owner's grandparents prior to 1940.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A CONNECTICUT FAMILY COLLECTION